Caden DeCroo hit a leadoff triple in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday and scored on Jacob Brooks' RBI single to give the Kettle Run Cougars a 5-4 victory over Edison at Potomac High in Dumfries during the Eddie Hope "Let's Play Two" baseball tournament.
Earlier, Kettle Run fell behind 4-1 before tying the score with a three-run sixth inning. The rally began with a solo homer by Joe Vogatsky, and Dan Dispanet hit a two-out RBI single that scored Declan Downey, who walked. Michael Aldrich then scored on an error after reaching base on a walk.
So the Cougars’ record improved to 5-5 as DeCroo finished 2-for-3 with two runs and a steal. Brooks and Downey each finished 1-for-1, while Vogatsky went 1-for-2 and Dispanet went 1-for-3 with a steal.
They helped relief pitcher Nathan Mabe earn the victory by striking out two in the seventh inning with a hit batsman as his only base runner allowed. Starter Zach Ewald allowed only two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five over four innings.
Highland baseball 18, Seton 4
The Highland Hawks used a 10-run second inning to beat Seton’s baseball team 18-4 Monday via 10-run mercy rule at home in Warrenton.
So their record improved to 13-3 as Ed Wagner went 3-for-3 with three runs, an RBI and double while Blake Fisher went 2-for-2 with two runs, a two-run homer and a steal.
Going 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs each were Dylan Fisher (triple) and Joe DeBardi (double, steal). Luke Burner added two runs, an RBI and steal on 2-for-2 hitting, while Blake Cuddington went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a run and double.
Blake Fisher was also the winning pitcher who struck out two while allowing two hits and zero walks over two scoreless innings.
Woodbridge baseball 6, Fauquier 3
Bryce King pitched a three-hitter Monday and went 2-for-2 offensively to lead the Woodbridge Vikings to a 6-3 victory over Fauquier's baseball team.
He struck out four while allowing three runs with three walks over seven innings, improving their record to 3-6 while dropping the Falcons to 2-7. Fauquier actually took an early 3-2 lead, but the Vikings won with a four-run second inning and King subsequently pitching five hit-less innings.
Will Pope hit a two-run homer and finished 1-for-3, while Eric Hiett went 1-for-2 with two runs and a walk. King added two steals, an RBI and walk, while Christopher Hund had two steals, two RBIs and a double on 1-for-3 hitting.
For Fauquier, Clay Goff went 1-for-2 with a run, RBI and walk.